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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Sets Off Viewers With ‘Kinky’ Puzzle: ‘This Used to Be a Family Show’

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Sets Off Viewers With ‘Kinky’ Puzzle: ‘This Used to Be a Family Show’

“Wheel of Fortune” watchers were startled, amused and a bit incredulous after the iconic game show unveiled what some considered a risqué puzzle on Thursday night.

Contestant Adam Goodell correctly answered “Brushing up on my Italian sausage” to a “before and after” puzzle, one in which the beginning of one common phrase is combined with the end of another sharing the same word.

In this case “brushing up on my Italian” and “Italian sausage.”

Goodell earned $2,450 for solving the puzzle and advanced to the bonus round, but it was flurry of comments on social media that made headlines.



One Twitter user called the puzzle “kinky.”

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” I think the jokes write themselves,” quipped another.

One viewer attributed the puzzle to an intern, and yet another suggested it was devised by “Janice in accounting.”

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Some were offended, with one saying their 85-year-old mother watched the program.

“This used to be a family show,” tweeted one commenter.

Still others attributed the kerfuffle to “sick minds.”

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